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Airlines will have to abandon the sardine economics they currently operate on and keep passengers further apart(Shutterstock)

Rude travel by Vir Sanghvi: The (sad) future of travel

By Vir Sanghvi | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2020 04:50 AM IST
It’s the one sector that’s really going to suffer in the months ahead
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InterGlobe Aviation-promoted IndiGo is India’s largest carrier.
InterGlobe Aviation-promoted IndiGo is India’s largest carrier.

IndiGo scraps plan to launch dual-aisle flights to Europe: Report

By Rashmi Sanyal | Livemint, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2020 12:42 PM IST
IndiGo will start flights to Europe, London on a single-aisle Airbus 321XLR (extralong range) aircraft .IndiGo will dedicate about 20 of these aircraft, with two-class configuration, for international operations
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Business travel can negatively impact employees’ health and well-being, here’s how to reduce it.(Unsplash)
Business travel can negatively impact employees’ health and well-being, here’s how to reduce it.(Unsplash)

Business travel can negatively impact employees’ health and well-being, here’s how to reduce it

By Vishal Sinha
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2020 01:19 AM IST
The benefits of business travel are widely acknowledged, not much attention has been paid to how it impacts employees’ health and well-being. Here’s how to mitigate its negative impact.
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With everyone posting similar pictures, it seems we all live the same lives on Insta!
With everyone posting similar pictures, it seems we all live the same lives on Insta!

Techilicious by Rajiv Makhni: Instagram disasters

By Rajiv Makhni | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON JUL 20, 2019 07:51 PM IST
If you can’t #BeDifferent on one of the Internet’s most powerful platforms, just #GetOffTheGram
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Jet airways Aircraft taxis for take off at Mumbai International Airport in Mumbai, on July 24, 2009. Photograph: ABHIJIT BHATLEKAR/MINT(Mint File Photo)
Jet airways Aircraft taxis for take off at Mumbai International Airport in Mumbai, on July 24, 2009. Photograph: ABHIJIT BHATLEKAR/MINT(Mint File Photo)

Mumbai businessman gets life imprisonment for leaving hijack threat note on Jet plane

By Press Trust of India | Ahmedabad
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2019 08:02 AM IST
The court of special NIA judge K M Dave said the fine amount submitted by the convict, businessman Birju Salla, will be distributed among the crew members and passengers on board the affected plane.
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Airport officials said that they are expecting the lounge to be popular among foreign nationals and passengers who travel by business class.(HTFile)
Airport officials said that they are expecting the lounge to be popular among foreign nationals and passengers who travel by business class.(HTFile)

Terminal 1B of city airport gets lounge for stopover fliers

By Neha LM Tripathi | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 09, 2019 05:30 AM IST
The facilities at the lounge, which has couches and food kiosks, will be available at rates between 600 and 800, depending on whether passenger wants to use the place to just rest or to eat.
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IndiGo, which currently flies as far as Istanbul, is mapping out an ambitious long-distance network.(PTI)
IndiGo, which currently flies as far as Istanbul, is mapping out an ambitious long-distance network.(PTI)

IndiGo plans budget business class seats to lure Europe-Asia fliers

By Anurag Kotoky | Bloomberg
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2019 10:06 AM IST
IndiGo has captured almost half the Indian market in just over a decade by offering cheap, punctual flights -- and charging extra for almost anything else.
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One of our biggest challenges is to create enough jobs for India’s growing work force. The NDA’s emphasis on upgrading our dated academic curricula to focus on innovation, research and emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and Blockchain, besides setting up nationwide training centres, will equip the youth with the right skill set(Bloomberg)
One of our biggest challenges is to create enough jobs for India’s growing work force. The NDA’s emphasis on upgrading our dated academic curricula to focus on innovation, research and emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and Blockchain, besides setting up nationwide training centres, will equip the youth with the right skill set(Bloomberg)

BJP has helped the middle class realise its aspirations

By Sumant Sinha
PUBLISHED ON APR 24, 2019 08:48 PM IST
By creating a robust fiscal architecture, arresting inflation, and improving ease of business, it has ensured growth
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Aamir Khan, who will be seen next in a film titled Laal Singh Chaddha, looks on during the launch of a book about weight loss in Mumbai on March 27, 2019.(AFP)
Aamir Khan, who will be seen next in a film titled Laal Singh Chaddha, looks on during the launch of a book about weight loss in Mumbai on March 27, 2019.(AFP)

Aamir Khan travels economy, leaves a planeload of passengers surprised. Watch video

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2019 09:26 AM IST
Aamir Khan was spotted taking an economy class seat even as his co-passengers were surprised to find him among them. Watch video.
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Travel, in case of some parents, is a way of recapturing their younger selves(Istock)
Travel, in case of some parents, is a way of recapturing their younger selves(Istock)

Eating butter chicken at 32,000 feet

By Shoba Narayan | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2018 10:36 PM IST
Away from the routines of home, Mum and Dad can be totally different people
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An Air India flight at the Mumbai airport .(HT File Photo)
An Air India flight at the Mumbai airport .(HT File Photo)

Bug attacks on Air India passengers force Maharaja to clean up planes

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2018 09:45 PM IST
Several business class passengers last week took to social media to vent out their anger after being bitten by bed bugs on the Newark-Mumbai flights.
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Complaints of bed bugs in the seats of two Air India aircraft forced the airline to ground them.(HT File)
Complaints of bed bugs in the seats of two Air India aircraft forced the airline to ground them.(HT File)

Bed bugs force Air India to ground Mumbai-Newark planes

By Neha LM Tripathi | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2018 08:05 AM IST
The airline received complaints from passengers who flew in the aircraft from Newark on Tuesday.
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Singapore Air has been revamping its cabins to provide bigger entertainment consoles and full-flat beds for business class.(Facebook)
Singapore Air has been revamping its cabins to provide bigger entertainment consoles and full-flat beds for business class.(Facebook)

Singapore Airlines tops SkyTrax world’s best airline list

By Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg | Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2018 11:45 AM IST
Singapore Airlines may be the world’s best airline, according to a new survey by SkyTrax. Here’s why the airline made the cut.
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Business class suite on an aircraft.(Shutterstock)
Business class suite on an aircraft.(Shutterstock)

Planning a holiday? Here’s how you can fly business class at economy prices

By Eric Rosen | Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2018 03:06 PM IST
If you have airline miles or credit-card points that transfer to frequent-flier programs, they’re bookable for less than the cost of a coach seat. Here’s how to do just that for the best business-class cabins in the skies.
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An Air India plane at Ladakh airport.(Shutterstock)
An Air India plane at Ladakh airport.(Shutterstock)

The Taste with Vir Sanghvi: In defence of Air India, the airline everyone loves to hate

By Vir Sanghvi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 27, 2018 12:41 PM IST
In this week’s column, Vir Sanghvi writes about how despite the usual grievances, he continues to be an Air India loyalist.
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Air India has over 2,500 international prime-time slots per week, spread across 43 overseas destinations.(File photo)
Air India has over 2,500 international prime-time slots per week, spread across 43 overseas destinations.(File photo)

Air India unveils revamped premium class, govt says revenue expected to go up by 20%

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2018 10:29 PM IST
The revamped premium class has been christened as “MaharajahDirect” and the airline is expecting to boost its revenue to Rs 6.5 crore per day from the existing Rs 4 crore it nets from these premium classes.
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In rich-tropolises such as New York and London, 1 percenters moan that living on $500,000 a year feels Dickensian.(Scott Eells/Bloomberg)
In rich-tropolises such as New York and London, 1 percenters moan that living on $500,000 a year feels Dickensian.(Scott Eells/Bloomberg)

How rich is ‘rich’, really? $25 million is a start

By Suzanne Woolley | Bloomberg
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2018 05:54 PM IST
With $25 million,you could be economy-class rich. Business class? That’s $100 million. First class? $200 million. Private-jet rich? Try $1 billion.
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The junior colleague filed a complaint with Air India’s inflight service department over the incident, a source told PTI.(Reuters File Photo)
The junior colleague filed a complaint with Air India’s inflight service department over the incident, a source told PTI.(Reuters File Photo)

Air India staffer slaps colleague for serving passenger non-veg food by mistake

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2018 05:01 PM IST
An Air India cabin crew supervisor slapped the flight attendant for her mistake.
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